Serena Williams delivers on electric Opening Night for fans at US Open 2022

Record 29,402 in attendance,fans witnessed the 40-year-old American advancing into second round

This is the largest attendance ever recorded for an evening session at Arthur Ashe Stadium

Serena Williams beat Danka Kovinic of Montenegro, 6-3, 6-3

In a thrilling second round,  Serena defeated the No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit 7-6, 2-6, 6-2

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion and former world No. 1, playing her last U.S. Open and expected to be a last tournament

Serena Williams appeared in U.S. Open for the first time at age 17 back in 1999

US Open matches are taking place at  USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, Aug. 29 through Sep. 11

There are 22 outdoor courts at the US Open

Arthur Ashe Stadium being the most iconic with opened in 1997

Arthur Ashe Stadium features retractable roof since 2016